This issue of Wordgathering includes reviews of three new poetry collections: Ultimatum Orangutan by Khairani Barokka, Woman with a Fan: On María Blanchard by Diane Kendig, and once upon a twin by Raymond Luczak; and of the poetry chapbook, Request for Amendment by J. A. Fields. Susanne Paola Antonetta’s The Terrible Unlikelihood of Our Being Here and Ona Gritz’s Present Imperfect differently invigorate readers with the essay form. With thanks to the review author, Stephen Kuusisto, this issue includes a reprinted commentary on and review of M. Leona Godin’s riveting, unapologetic memoir, There Plant Eyes. Nuanced, inside- and outside-of-this-world tales are shared in Handicapsules: Short Stories of Speculative Crip Lit by Brian Koukol and Olivia Dreisinger‘s edited, double-anthology, Companions: An Anthology and Earthbound: An Anthology (subtitled New Writings on Disability, Animals, and Earth). We Move Together is a groundbreaking children’s book centering disability justice—for people of all ages—thanks to co-authors Kelly Fritsch and Anne McGuire, and talented illustrator, Eduardo Trejos.
Book reviews in this issue:
- Susanne Paola Antonetta, The Terrible Unlikelihood of Our Being Here
- Khairani Barokka, Ultimatum Orangutan
- Olivia Dreisinger, ed., Companions: An Anthology and Earthbound: An Anthology – New Writings on Disability, Animals, and Earth
- J. A. Fields, Request for Amendment
- Kelly Fritsch, Anne McGuire, and Eduardo Trejos, We Move Together
- M. Leona Godin, There Plant Eyes
- Ona Gritz, Present Imperfect: Essays
- Diane Kendig, Woman with a Fan: On María Blanchard
- Brian Koukol, Handicapsules: Short Stories of Speculative Crip Lit
- Raymond Luczak, once upon a twin: poems
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